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POSTED: Wed, 02 January 2019

Golf Etiquette

Members & Guests,

Safety is paramount to both fellow golfers and course green staff, some mornings the weather will impact on visability and can prove to be dangerous as in recent times with fog covering parts of the course.  Please do not hit unless you are absolutely certain there are no golfers or green staff within range.

Golf bookings are from 6:00am each morning during warmer months and 6:28am during winter months. 

Golfers must check in with the pro shop before playing on the golf courses. 

Do not tee off before 6:00am under any circumstances please.

The Royal & Ancient Golf Club has a youtube channel which may interest some members especially with the modernised rule changes now in effect


Strategies to Achieve a Good Pace of Play

Due to extensive member feedback and in recognition of the Rules of Golf the Club has established a Pace of Play Policy that is based on 4 hours and 20 minutes being the maximum time for a group to complete 18 holes.

We also remind you, "golf is not a race," there is no prize for finishing the fastest, golf is to be enjoyed by all, please follow the steps below to make for an enjoyable day:

  • Check-in at least 10 minutes prior to your tee time.
  • Be on the starting tee 5 minutes prior to your tee time.
  • Every player is responsible for the speed of play of their group.
  • Always endeavour to keep up with the group in front.
  • Move quickly between shots and be ready to play when it is your turn.
  • If you are behind, abandon the “Honour” system and the furthest from the hole hits first rule and adopt the procedure where, if it can be done safely, the person who is ready hits, even if he is further up the fairway, providing it is safe to do so. On the tee, shorter hitters hit first. Longer hitters hit last.
  • Play a provisional ball if there is some doubt to where your ball finished.
  • Leave buggies on the side of the green nearest the access to the next tee.
  • Line up your putt and get set to putt while other players are putting without breach of etiquette.
  • Putt out whenever possible (except in matchplay).
  • If you “have the honour” on the next tee, hit first and then mark your scorecard.
  • Mark your scorecard on the next tee while others are teeing off.
  • In other than Stroke competitions, pick up your ball when you cannot score.
  • If you lose a ball and or fall behind, play your next few shots as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • If asked to ‘catch-up” to the group in front by a Club Official or course marshall, a group has 2 holes to achieve its correct position in the field.

Follow these timing checkpoints during your round:

  • complete the first 6 holes in 1 hour 25 minutes
  • complete the front 9 holes in 2 hours 10 minutes
  • complete the first 15 holes in 3 hours 35 minutes
  • complete the 18 holes in 4 hours 20 minutes

Please do not: 

  • mark score cards on the green.
  • take an excessive number of practice swings.
  • replay putts.

Nudgee Golf Club Match Committee

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